Former Dallas City Councilman Don Hill to Be Released Early From Prison Due to Terminal Cancer

Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, who is dying of cancer, will be released from federal prison where he was serving 18 years for bribery so that he can live the remaining months of his life with relatives.Assistant U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham, who prosecuted Hill about seven years ago, filed a motion Monday to reduce his term of imprisonment to time he's already served. U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn approved the request on the same day. It was not immediately known when Hill will leave prison or if he already has. Hill was found guilty in 2009 of taking part in Dallas' largest public corruption case. There were multiple defendants including other city officials. He has prostate cancer and, through the efforts of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, had been housed in a North Carolina federal prison equipped to handle his medical needs since 2015.  Continue reading...

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